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noun en·ceph·a·li·to·zo·on \-ˌlīt-ə-ˈzō-ˌän, -ˈzō-ən\

Medical Definition of ENCEPHALITOZOON

capitalized :  a genus of protozoans of the order Microsporidia that infect the brain and kidneys of numerous mammals and that include one (E. cuniculi) infecting humans and especially immunocompromised individuals
plural en·ceph·a·li·to·zoa \-ˈzō-ə\ :  any protozoan of the genus Encephalitozoon


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